Anthill 17: Science by the seaside
shutterstockThere aren’t many places you can find musical robots, an Arctic smellscape and an art gallery for babies. But for one week in September, all of these and more were in Brighton for the annual British Science Festival. Naturally curious, The Conversation went along. Our team of editors spoke to many of the academics appearing at the festival – and in this episode of The Anthill, we’ll bring you the highlights. First up, the mind-bending project of Winfried Hensinger, a quantum...
Anthill 16: Humour me
via shutterstock.comAugust is known as silly season in the news trade – it’s the time of year that you get stories about animals doing stupid things on the evening news (as opposed to just in internet memes). So we thought we’d embrace this and try to tickle you pink in this August episode of The Anthill podcast. As well as a few bad jokes, we investigate how our humour develops as we grow up. And we also look at the more serious side of being funny. First up, we delve into a bit of the...
Anthill 15: Unexplored places
Into the unknown.pixabay.comIn this episode of The Anthill podcast, we are off exploring. Our theme is unexplored places and we speak to academics who research remote corners of land, sea and space. First, we go for a plunge into the ocean. The deep sea is often called the final frontier, a wild region we know less about than the surface of the moon. But is that really true? And what’s it actually like diving among the weird and wonderful creatures that exist thousands of metres below the...